All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free early years education.
2 year olds are entitled to 15 hours free early education and childcare if all or some of the following criteria are met:
You receive Income Support, Income based Jobseekers Allowance, Income related Employment and Support Allowance, support under part lV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, State Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit, providing you are not entitled to Working Tax Credits and have an annual income as assessed by HMRC that does not exceed £16,190.
You receive Working Tax Credits and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190
The child is entitled to Disability Living Allowance
The child is looked after by the local authority
The child is no longer looked after by the local authority as a result of an adoption order, a special guardianship order or a residence order.
Child’s birthday When you can claim
1 January to 31 March the beginning of term on or after 1 April
1 April to 31 August the beginning of term on or after 1 September
1 September to 31 December the beginning of term on or after 1 January
3 and 4 year olds are entitled to free early education and childcare from the term after he/she reaches 3 years of age. Funding
A child born on or between 1 April and 31 August -will become eligible for a place from 1 September
A child born on or between 1 September and 31 December -will become eligible for a place from 1 January
A child born on or between 1 January and 31 March will become eligible for a place from 1 April.
Special Needs Support - All early years settings have a pre-school special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) or inclusion lead. They will talk to you about your child’s needs and how the setting can best support them. It is their responsibility to co-ordinate support for your child in the setting and to liaise with other professionals to ensure that all the needs of your child are planned for in advance. They can help with providing specialist equipment and support for referrals for statutory assessment. They will also help to co-ordinate Early Help interventions.
Early help for families with children aged under 5 Children, young people and their families must be offered help when needs and/or concerns are first identified. Early help is based on these principles:
early identification and intervention
effective integrated support for children with complex needs
children, young people and their families are listened to
agencies work together with shared responsibility
safe-guarding and welfare of the child/young person is paramount.
helping families to help themselves
These principles apply where special needs are identified. If needs are identified that cannot be supported by the setting, then additional support can be provided which may include several agencies. If special needs are identified, referral or involvement from other services will always be in discussion with parents and carers.
30- Hours Funding
30 hours free childcareYou may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare (1,140 hours per year, which you can choose how you take). If you’re eligible for the extra hours, you sign up online to get a code to give to your childcare provider to reserve your place. You’ll get the extra hours once the next term starts. Apply by 31 August to get a code to use for the term starting in September. If you’ve already registered, you can sign in to your childcare account. Eligibility. You can usually get 30 hours free childcare if you (and your partner, if you have one) are:
in work - or getting parental leave, sick leave or annual leave
You can get 30 hours free childcare at the same time as claiming Universal Credit, tax credits or childcare vouchers. If you can’t workYou may still be eligible if your partner is working, and you get Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance. Apply for 30 hours free childcare ,You’ll need your details (and your partner’s, if you have one), including your:
National Insurance number
Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR), if you’re self-employed
You’ll find out if you’re eligible as part of your application. It usually takes 20 minutes to complete. You’ll get a childcare account if your application is successful. You can use it to get your code for 30 hours free childcare.
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